Hebrews 1:1 AMP “IN MANY separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth]
and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets.”
Isaiah 28:10-13 AMP “For it is [His prophets repeating over and over]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little. (11) but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons]. (12) To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing--yet they would not listen [to His teaching]. (13) Therefore the word of the Lord will be to them [merely monotonous repeatings of]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little--that they may go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.”
2Peter 1:19-21 AMP “And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. (20) [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving). (21) For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so--it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled)* by the Holy Spirit.”
[*Impelled – to drive; constrain to action; propel, cause to move forward]
Dr. Don G. Pickney continues to build on the three scriptures (above), broadening the scope of the principles explored in last week’s teaching. In this service he unveils the concept of “Prophetic Signature,” a means by which the believer is led to “connective scriptures.” Using the principles of Hebrews 1:1 and Isaiah 28:10-13 (above) a full and complete picture may thus be gathered into divine scriptural revelation.
“A Prophetic Signature is a word or phrase
in scripture verse, displaying a unique quality
or feature (a correlative), that when lifted out
of the verse in which it appears, finds it context
mutually associated with other verses resembling
the same prophetic signature.”
Pastor Don likens the revelation of the Day of Jehovah Tsaba to a beautiful puzzle of scripture, showing how the scriptures find their contextual connections to correlate a message to today’s believers concerning “the greatest event since God created man upon the earth.”
In this teaching, however, he gives those following the teaching the opportunity to learn for themselves how to discover “prophetic signatures” for themselves as they are studying and meditating God’s written Word.
Throughout the teaching, he shows how to become more alert, and discover, “prophetic signatures.” Suddenly, in the middle of a verse, we find ourselves leaping from the verse we are reading over to another in correlative scripture.
As this process is followed, instead of just one idea, the verse becomes a springboard of revelation as the correlation of scriptures are connected. With some experience being gained in this process (described in our opening textual scriptures), any studious believer may develop an expertise in how to study God’s Word for themselves, finding great revelation within the scriptures.
Pastor Don reminds us, however, that the secret to this concept is to keep insist on each scripture being connected within its contextual boundaries. We must never take a scripture out of context to make it fit. He likens that to trying to make a piece of puzzle fit where it does not belong. He relates, “Have you ever tried to take a piece of puzzle, insisting that it fit into a certain slot. You work and work to try to get it into the slot, literally drilling it into a place it doesn’t belong?
Of course if you force it into place, it only proves to be disconcerted, taking away from the accurate picture you are attempting to construct. Pastor Don reminds us that we must construct scriptural truth using only scripture, never reaching outside of the Word of God for personal experiences to explain and build our revelation. Whatever is derived from that incorrect process can only lead to distortion and error of truth. It is for this reason that clear understanding and accuracy is important in how to study scripture. A process utilizing “prophetic signatures” that lead us to the complete revelation.